Healthcare Management Certificate
College of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning

Healthcare Management Certificate

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate

14 credits

required for program
  • Available online

$570 per credit


8 months

Interested in a healthcare administration degree? Discover our graduate certificate in Healthcare Management (HCM) that prepares you to step into positions of leadership in the quickly growing field of healthcare with industry-specific knowledge and God-honoring management skills.

Our online graduate certificate in healthcare management may be the right fit if you…

  • Have an interest in the healthcare field, but don’t necessarily feel called to patient-facing clinical work
  • Want to build a foundation for a career in one of the fastest growing industries
  • Value faith-infused curriculum that enables you to model God-honoring leadership in healthcare organizations
  • Appreciate an online learning format that fits your busy life
  • Crave an interactive and supportive virtual community

Why pursue a graduate certificate in healthcare management at Northwestern?

Our graduate certificate in healthcare management is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover an online healthcare administration program that will propel you forward into one of the fastest growing fields.

Students pursuing this certificate receive instruction in finance, policy, ethics, and legal issues specific to healthcare. Graduate with a competitive edge and solid foundation for success in meaningful positions of leadership in the healthcare administration industry.

And, experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.
Program Features
  • Training in policy, management, and systems specific to the healthcare industry
  • Faith-infused curriculum that interlocks faith and purpose
  • Courses optimized for quality and user experience
  • Fully transferable toward the completion of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) of Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL), should you decide to continue your studies.

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Program Highlights

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What types of work are related to this degree?

A healthcare administration program provides you with a foundation for success in the real world. At UNW, earning an HCM certificate online will prepare you for careers in insurance, private practice, pharmaceuticals, and more.

What types of work are related to healthcare administration?

  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Healthcare Consultant
  • Health Services Managers
  • Human Resources Coordinators
  • Insurance Specialists
  • Medical Device Sales Representatives
  • Medical Records Managers
  • Nursing Supervisors
  • Practice Manager
  • Quality and Improvement Managers
  • Research Managers

Note: Roles in some settings may require additional education or training.


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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our HCM faculty include experts in the field of healthcare administration who want to help you grow in your knowledge, skills, and faith while you earn your certificate.

Throughout the HCM program, study under professors who not only have decades of past experience but are active in the field of healthcare administration. This means you will have the opportunity to learn about real-world challenges, develop key leadership skills, and hone in on industry-specific expertise.